sexual offences

Jimmy Savile investigation: Broadmoor Hospital

Report to the West London Mental Health NHS Trust and the Department of Health on the Jimmy Savile investigation.

Preventing sexual abusers of children from reoffending: systematic review of medical and psychological interventions

Article that evaluates the effectiveness of current medical and psychological interventions for individuals at risk of sexually abusing children, both in known abusers and those at risk of abusing.

Provision for young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour

Report of a research project with the aim of gaining an understanding of contemporary service provision for young people displaying harmful sexual behaviour in a UK context.

Caught in a trap: the impact of grooming in 2012

Report that provides an insight into the contacts ChildLine has had from young people who have been sexually exploited through grooming both in online and face-to-face situations. The report is based on information gathered from 413 counselling sessions by 
ChildLine during 2011/12.

Attitudes to sentencing sexual offences

Report that outlines findings of research conducted by Natcen Social Research on victim/survivor and public attitudes to sentencing sexual offences.

'Not a world away': the sexual exploitation of children and young people in Northern Ireland

The overall aim of the research was to increase knowledge and understanding of the sexual exploitation of children and young people in NI, in order to aid better prevention of, and responses to, the issue in the future.

Puppet on a string: the urgent need to cut children free from sexual exploitation

Report that calls on the Secretary of State for Education to take the lead in ensuringa fundamental shift in policy, practiceand service delivery in England.

It makes the case for a minister, supported by dedicated officials, to take responsibility and set out a clear plan of action for all agencies to: raise awareness to improve early identification of child sexual exploitation, improve statutory responses and the provision of services, improve the evidence and improve prosecution procedures.

Out from the shadows: sexual violence against children with disabilities

Report that sheds light on children with disabilities who are suffering from sexual violence - abuse that goes unacknowledged, both by communities and by the state; is shrouded in taboos; and is rarely discussed or investigated. The report seeks to address this and make the issue more visible, as well as challenge governments and communities, including the international community, to tackle it head on.

Sentencing for sexual or violent offences against children and offences under S1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933

Report that seeks to address concerns that were initially raised by NSPCC supporters who were concerned that offenders may be receiving inappropriately short sentences for offences against children.